Senate Senate passes budgetary recommendations on Finance Bill‚ 2013

Islamabad: The Senate resumed its session in Islamabad Friday with Chairman Syed Nayyar Hussain Bukhari in the chair and unanimously approved the budgetary recommendations on the Finance Bill‚ 2013 containing the Annual Budget Statement.

Chairperson‚ Standing Committee on Finance Nasreen Jalil laid before the House the report of the committee on the proposals for making recommendations on the finance bill.

Two reports were presented before the House .Chairman‚ Standing Committee on Interior and Narcotics Control Muhammad Talha Mahmood presented the report of the Committee on the inordinate delay in issuance of Passports by the Directorate General of Immigration and Passports‚ Islamabad.

Chairman‚ Standing Committee on Industries and Production laid the report of the Committee for the period from March 2012 to March 2013.

Meanwhile,On a point of order‚ Nasreen Jalil expressed her reservations over deteriorating law and order situation in Karachi particularly the targeting of MQM workers.

She demanded the government to seriously look into this matter.

Raza Rabbani referring to press conference of Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan said the federal government does not have right to give ultimatum to Sindh government to improve law and order situation in one month.

He said such ultimatum may create misunderstanding as to whether it is to subvert the mandate of Sindh people.

Leader of the House Raja Zafarul Haq said that Ch. Nisar Ali Khan’s statement must not be taken into wrong context. He said Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan wanted to improve coordination between federal and provincial governments so as to resolve the issue of law and order.